There are some concerns about whether Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski is in elite shape after being away from football for more than a year. However, Gronk hushed these concerns by pointing out that he remained physically active during his retirement.

Rob Gronkowski said that even during his playing days for the New England Patriots, he was pretty much active in all sorts of physical activities. And during his football hiatus, he kept in shape by playing different sports such as volleyball, basketball, baseball, and a whole lot more.

“During that time that I was retired, I think I did every other sport besides football,” Rob Gronkowski said on Tiki & Tierney. “I did every other exercise besides football exercises. I played football for 15 years. I was doing yoga, I was doing band workouts, I was doing pilates, I was just going to the beach to go play volleyball, I was playing cornhole, I was shooting basketball, I was rollerblading, ice hockey, you name the sport, I was playing baseball – you name the sport, I was doing it. I love to compete. I love sports. I’m an all-around athlete, I would say. I just enjoyed playing all types of sports, so when I got away from football, I stayed active. I stayed super active.”

Gronk’s statements should finally put an end to the critics’ claims that he won’t be football ready if and when the season kicks off. As an elite athlete, Rob Gronkowski is always in top form — whether in or out of the spotlight.

We will see if the legend of Rob Gronkowski can grow even more.

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